Brain Archive
02 April 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A new map of the human brain during its development in the womb provides a detailed blueprint of where different genes are active at this critical stage of in a fetus' life.
26 March 2014, 05:25 PM ET
Patches of cells in the outer layer of the cortex are disorganized in the brains of autistic children.
15 March 2014, 12:54 AM ET
As research progresses, prevention — and true cures — for such entrenched illnesses as schizophrenia and depression may be on the horizon.
12 March 2014, 02:59 AM ET
Chimps played more efficiently than human gamers.
10 March 2014, 07:37 PM ET
What if it were possible to explore your brain in virtual reality, watching your thoughts flashing before your eyes? A neuroscientist and a videogame developer have created a way to do precisely that.
06 March 2014, 04:59 PM ET
Some people just don't enjoy music, even though they can experience pleasure in other ways.
04 March 2014, 04:40 PM ET
The brains of people with insomnia may have more plasticity than those of people who sleep well, new research suggests.
27 February 2014, 12:43 AM ET
Apart from humans, most animals cannot respond to rhythm.
22 February 2014, 03:37 AM ET
The practice is controversial in the U.S.
20 February 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Human and dog brains process sounds in similar ways, and this may allow the two species to understand each other's emotions, new research shows.
18 February 2014, 11:00 AM ET
In work inspired partly by the movie "Avatar," one monkey could control the body of another monkey using thought alone by connecting the brain of the puppet-master monkey to the spine of the other through a prosthesis, researchers say.
28 January 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists have found a part of the human brain known as the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, that seems to be unique in humans.
27 January 2014, 05:07 PM ET
Patient H.M. brain cutting.
15 January 2014, 12:22 PM ET
A brain-dead pregnant woman is being kept alive -- against her family's wishes -- by a Texas hospital.
14 January 2014, 03:12 PM ET
The fourth-fastest supercomputer in the world is still glacially slow compared to the workings of the mind, taking 40 minutes to simulate a single second of brain activity.
30 December 2013, 11:18 AM ET
Physicians across the globe now use the detailed anatomical images of the brain to train residents, prepare for surgeries and even guide them when performing surgery, all on their smartphones.
30 December 2013, 09:51 AM ET
The anatomy of the brain comes to life in these 3D images, revealing bright blue-and-red blood vessels, optic nerves crisscrossing on their way from the eyes to the brain, and other typically hidden delicate brain structures.
26 December 2013, 02:44 PM ET
Toddlers prefer using different hands for treats and toys.
12 November 2013, 08:21 AM ET
The findings suggest the brain relies on a complex interplay of information from different senses to produce the experience of being inside of a body — even when it's someone else's body.
08 November 2013, 07:01 PM ET
The idea that creative people use the right side of their brain more than logical people (the left-brained) is an extremely strong meme.
31 October 2013, 02:14 PM ET
From links between individual neurons to fibers that span vast neural regions, the human brain is a marvel of neural wiring. A series of articles published today (Oct. 31) in the journal Science explores what scientists know about the brain based on how i
29 October 2013, 12:32 PM ET
The brain may be an even more powerful computer than before thought — microscopic branches of brain cells that were once thought to basically serve as mere wiring may actually behave as minicomputers, researchers say.
20 October 2013, 05:44 PM ET
When it comes to learning from mistakes, humans and rats may think alike, research suggests. The findings suggest rats could be a model for studying human adaptive control, the process of modifying choices based on experience.
27 September 2013, 03:28 PM ET
A tiny, relatively simple organism helps scientists understand how the brain works.
27 September 2013, 02:58 PM ET
The tools that algae use to detect light for photosynthesis optimization have been transplanted (via safe virus) into mice. This will give scientists the ability to electrically activate their neurons with light.
25 September 2013, 09:00 AM ET
Nearly two-thirds of Americans mistakenly believe that humans only use 10 percent of their brains, according to a new poll on brain health. The poll also revealed that Americans have other misperceptions about the brain.
17 September 2013, 10:43 PM ET
Just buying a lottery ticket can trigger rash decisions, research has found.
05 September 2013, 02:01 PM ET
The human brain has a "map" for perceiving numbers, new research shows. Topographical maps of the human brain are known to exist for sight, hearing and touch, but this is the first time such a map has been found for numerosity, or number sense.
03 September 2013, 12:21 PM ET
The idea that some people are "left-brained," meaning they are highly analytical, while others are "right-brained," or more creative, is not true, according to a new study that looked at brain scans of more than 1,000 people.
29 August 2013, 10:21 AM ET
Using skin cells, researchers were able to develop 'neural organoids,' mini brains that can be used to study human brain development. Powered by NewsLook.
28 August 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Scientists can now grow functional mini brains for study.
20 August 2013, 08:43 AM ET
In its size and scope, Obama's brain-mapping project could claim a place in human culture on par with previous landmarks, like the moon landings and the Human Genome Project, experts say.
14 August 2013, 04:38 PM ET
It lives in warm waters and can swim up your nose to your brain, but fortunately infections are rare.
13 August 2013, 07:18 PM ET
Giving verbal cues can alter what you see.
13 August 2013, 10:25 AM ET
Using condoms is a good thing. Using used condoms, well, not so much.
01 August 2013, 03:15 PM ET
Camping helps reset your internal timekeeper.